Things to Do at Fripp Island, South Carolina

Things to Do at Fripp Island, South Carolina
Outdoor lovers exploring South Carolina's Sea Islands reach Fripp Island at the end of their journey. Fripp Island welcomes travelers to its golf resort, Atlantic beaches and restaurants 365 days a year. Your Fripp Island vacation is just getting started when you arrive at this gated community. It is located near state parks, tours and marinas available to your group throughout the year.

Hunting Island State Park

Hunting Island State Park features a long pier extending into Fripp Inlet for bass, whiting and trout fishing. Visitors looking for gorgeous views of Fripp Inlet, the Atlantic Ocean and its surroundings head to the park's historic lighthouse. The park lagoon is a great place to take photos of egrets, pelicans and loggerhead turtles. Your travel group can reserve tent sites at Hunting Island State Park to get an early start on the next day's adventures.

Hunting Island State Park
2555 Sea Island Parkway
St. Helena Island, South Carolina 29920
(843) 838-2011
huntingisland.com/

Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort

The 3.5-mile beach at Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort is perfect for sunbathing and swimming. Anglers in search of big catches frequent the Fripp Island Marina within the resort. The resort features Ocean Point and Ocean Creek golf courses for visitors interested in hitting the links. Every guest at Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort enjoys access to the Racquet Club and four Olympic-sized pools. Your exploration of the island is aided by golf carts and bicycles rented from the resort's check-in counter.

Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort
300 Tarpon Blvd.
Saint Helena Island, South Carolina 29920
(843) 838-1510
frippislandresort.com/

Gullah-N-Geechie Mahn Tours

Visitors to Fripp Island learn about the region's history and culture through Gullah-N-Geechie Mahn Tours. This tour company offers daily bus tours of Fripp Island and surrounding communities Mondays to Saturdays. Every passenger aboard Gullah-N-Geechie Mahn Tours learns about the mixture of West African and Southern dialects that created the Gullah language. The daily tour takes visitors past attractions like the Oaks Plantation and Penn Center & Museum, symbolizing the progress of African-Americans in post-Civil War South Carolina.

Gullah-N-Geechie Mahn Tours
P.O. Box 1248
St. Helena Island, South Carolina 29920
(843) 838-7516
gullahngeechietours.net/home.html

Captain Eddie's Fishing Charters

Captain Eddie's Fishing Charters runs half, three-quarter and full-day fishing charters aboard two ships. The Glory Hallelujah II is a 27-foot ProLine boat with twin 225 horsepower engines used to take anglers to coastal waters. The 17-foot Little Glory Hallelujah is used for dolphin watching trips and special charters. Each passenger receives ice, bait, tackle and guidance from Captain Eddie himself as part of the charter rate.

Captain Eddie's Fishing Charters
28 Saltwind Drive
St. Helena Island, South Carolina 29920
(843) 838-3782
fishingcapteddie1.com/

Article Written By Nicholas Katers

Nicholas Katers has been a freelance writer since 2006. He teaches American history at Carroll University in Waukesha, Wis. His past works include articles for "CCN Magazine," "The History Teacher" and "The Internationalist" magazine. Katers holds a bachelor's degree and a master's degree in American history from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, respectively.

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